Persona fans have been highly anticipating the series' return to anime, and each new look at the series has made the wait even tougher. A-1 Pictures have released key visuals in the past that have teased main characters Ren Amamiya and Ryuji Sakamoto, but the newest set of visuals highlight a major fan-favorite.
A-1 Pictures released fans' first look at the anime adaptations of two of main characters, Morgana and Anne. Morgana, voiced by Ikue Otani in the anime, can be seen hiding in Ren Amamiya's bag, much as how he appeared during many moments in the game:
As for Anne, voiced by Nana Mizuki in the anime, she's seen shopping in the Shibuya Underground much like where you can find her in the game when looking to raise her Confidant rank.
The full voice cast for Persona 5 the Animation includes, Jun Fukuyama as the main character Ren Amamiya, Mamoru Miyano as Ryuji Sakamoto, Ikue Otani as Morgana, Nana Mizuki as Anne Takamaki, Tomokazu Sugita as Yusuke Kitagawa, Rina Satou as Makoto Niijima, Aoi Yūki as Futaba Sakura, Haruka Tomatsu as Haru Okumura, and Sōichiro Hoshi as Goro Akechi.
Persona 5 the Animation will be directed by Masashi Ishiyama (From the New World), and the game's original producer Katsura Hashino created for the original concept. Shinichi Inotsume (Hayate the Combat Butler) will handle the scripts for the series, and Shoji Meguro, who composed the music for the original game, is returning to compose the music for the series.
This is not the first anime project Persona 5 has been given since it debuted last September. A-1 Pictures released an anime special titled Persona 5 the Animation - The Day Breakers - abroad last year. The episode covered a prologue tale to the game that detailed the history of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
If you are not familiar with the Persona franchise, then you have a bit to catch up on. The series is a wildly popular RPG franchise from Japan. Its fifth game is set in Tokyo and follows gamers as their self-named protagonist transfers to a new school. Gamers then awaken their Persona powers and use them to become masked vigilantes who work to stop supernatural enemies from stealing the hearts of adults.
Persona 5 is available now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.